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It’s not easy being a Darwinian physician. One is always going off message.

Here, a “Darwinian physician” (yikes! cripes!) goes off message on Richard Dawkins:

He keeps yammering about design and then correcting himself. Of course, for medicine, he’s on message. Most doctors don’t believe Darwin anyway.

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2 Responses to It’s not easy being a Darwinian physician. One is always going off message.

  1. I liked this ‘off track’ comment by him:

    Richard Dawkins interview with a ‘Darwinian’ physician goes off track – video
    Excerpt: “I am amazed, Richard, that what we call metazoans, multi-celled organisms, have actually been able to evolve, and the reason [for amazement] is that bacteria and viruses replicate so quickly — a few hours sometimes, they can reproduce themselves — that they can evolve very, very quickly. And we’re stuck with twenty years at least between generations. How is it that we resist infection when they can evolve so quickly to find ways around our defenses?”
    http://www.evolutionnews.org/2.....62031.html

    Further notes as to Darwinism and medicine:

    Darwinian Medicine and Proximate and Evolutionary Explanations – Michael Egnor – neurosurgeon – June 2011
    http://www.evolutionnews.org/2.....47701.html

    As well, not only does Darwinism not contribute anything to medical diagnostics, as to the somewhat minor extent evolutionary reasoning has influenced medical diagnostics, it has led to much ‘medical malpractice’ in the past:

    Evolution’s “vestigial organ” argument debunked
    Excerpt: “The appendix, like the once ‘vestigial’ tonsils and adenoids, is a lymphoid organ (part of the body’s immune system) which makes antibodies against infections in the digestive system. Believing it to be a useless evolutionary ‘left over,’ many surgeons once removed even the healthy appendix whenever they were in the abdominal cavity. Today, removal of a healthy appendix under most circumstances would be considered medical malpractice” (David Menton, Ph.D., “The Human Tail, and Other Tales of Evolution,” St. Louis MetroVoice , January 1994, Vol. 4, No. 1).
    “Doctors once thought tonsils were simply useless evolutionary leftovers and took them out thinking that it could do no harm. Today there is considerable evidence that there are more troubles in the upper respiratory tract after tonsil removal than before, and doctors generally agree that simple enlargement of tonsils is hardly an indication for surgery” (J.D. Ratcliff, Your Body and How it Works, 1975, p. 137).
    The tailbone, properly known as the coccyx, is another supposed example of a vestigial structure that has been found to have a valuable function—especially regarding the ability to sit comfortably. Many people who have had this bone removed have great difficulty sitting.
    http://www.ucg.org/science/god.....-debunked/

    Neo-Darwinism’s negative effect on science and society
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lwdaq8r5K0JbzNtTU4-UqB3t-giK2-hUlsFrNDiJ7Ok/edit

    Whereas conversely, a Intelligent Design perspective of the human body enhances proper respect and care that should certainly be foundational to medical practice:

    Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth — visualized – video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyljukBE70

    Comment on preceding video: Mathematician and medical image maker Alexander Tsiaras offers a stunning visualization of the process that in nine months takes an emerging human life from conception to birth. He speaks of “the marvel of this information,” “the mathematical models of how these things are done are beyond human comprehension,” “even though I look at this with the eyes of mathematician I look at this and marvel. How do these instruction sets not make mistakes as they build what is us?”

    Human Anatomy – Impressive Transparent Visualization – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – video
    http://vimeo.com/26011909

    Intelligent Design and Medical Research – video
    http://www.metacafe.com/w/7906908

    Music and verse:

    Chris Tomlin – The Way I Was Made
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF5SZWox_JE

    Psalm 139:15
    My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;

  2. as well, I’m constantly running into neo-Darwinists who argue very strenuously that the human body is very poorly deigned, (vestigial organs, inverted retina, junk DNA etc..), instead of accepting the human body is fearfully and wonderfully made. They do this solely to try say God would not make the body in such a poorly designed way. But this argument of theirs is clearly a Theologically based argument that is not based on any known facts but, as has been shown time and again, a argument that is based in the ignorance of the complete functionality of the human body.

    It is also interesting to point out that the materialistic philosophy which undergirds neo-Darwinism has an extremely difficult time assigning any proper value to humans in the first place, i.e. Just how does one derive intrinsic value for a person from a philosophy that maintains transcendent values are illusory?:

    How much is my body worth?
    Excerpt: The U.S. Bureau of Chemistry and Soils invested many a hard-earned tax dollar in calculating the chemical and mineral composition of the human body,,,,Together, all of the above (chemicals and minerals) amounts to less than one dollar!
    http://www.coolquiz.com/trivia...../worth.asp

    But if humans values are falsely assumed to be merely subjective then values for humans in any particular society are whatever the people in charge decide them to be for that society (as in Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Eugenics, Abortion etc..)

    Whereas Theism, particularly Christianity, has no trouble whatsoever figuring out how much humans are worth, since infinite Almighty God has shown us how much we mean to him:

    John 3:16
    “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    i.e. We are each, despite how much Darwinists try to degrade humans just so as to try deny God, worth infinite value to God and by that derive our worth and dignity!!
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    MercyMe – Beautiful – music
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vh7-RSPuAA

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